HP announces plans to acquire Snapfish, a leading online photo service. A strategic move for HP to get them up to speed in the online photo services marketplace and a good move for Snapfish to leverage HP's printing experience.
The 2005 Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Assocation (CTIA) wireless conference was held March 14-16 in New Orleans. You might be wondering - what does wireless have to do with digital cameras? Well, an increasing number of phones include cameras with an increasing amount of "firepower", but after what we've learned at CTIA, that's only the beginning of what camera manufacturers and wireless providers hope to achieve.
Nikon has announced the newest addition to the Coolpix line of digital cameras, the Nikon Coolpix S1. The 5.1 megapixel camera features a 3x optical zoom and 2.5 inch LCD in a 3/4-inch thick body. With dimensions of 89.9 mm wide x 57.5 mm tall x 19.7 mm thick, the Coolpix S1 is 5 mm thicker than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7 and 1 mm thinner than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T33.
Picasa 2 is a great program for the home user to modify, organize and share pictures. It's easy to learn, hard to mess things up and the user interface is fun and pretty. There are enough image editing and manipulation features to let a home user play around with "lite" versions" of some of the effects and fixes that imaging professionals apply to their photographs. The download is also free. I'd highly encourage anyone to download the application and give it a try. It doesn't take very long to learn and if you don't like it, you haven't lost any money.
The Sony Cyber-shot P200 sports a 7.2 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, and Carl Zeiss lens in a very compact package. Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a closer look at the camera and providing you with a full review. However, for now, here are some pics and quick thoughts about the camera.
Probably one of the things that have kept some from people from truly adapting digital cameras is the output of the pictures that they take. Some people see a profound difference between manipulating digital pictures versus film variants. The common response usually hovers around, "they don't look real." In this article, we will show some steps that anyone (the beginner photographer to the advanced) can use in order to make their digital pictures "come alive."
Sony has announced their latest offering in their T series, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7. The camera is just over a third of an inch thick, their thinnest model yet. The camera also features a 2.5 inch "hybrid" LCD, 5.1 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, and an advanced power management system. The camera will be availabe in May 2005 for around $500.
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